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RI Expenditures Relative to Other States

RI Expenditures Relative to Other States

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Rhode Island Expenditures Relative to Other States by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council - RIPEC
Rhode Island Expenditures Relative to Other States by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council - RIPEC

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Public welfare is a Census-defined category that includes cash assistance (supplemental securityincome, temporary aid to needy families, or any other form of direct cash assistance, andMedicaid disproportionate share payments); vendor payments (payments made directly to privatevendors for medical care on behalf of means-tested beneficiaries, e.g., Medicaid Title XIX andMedicare Part D payments); and other public welfare (including public nursing homes,orphanages, and homes for the elderly).The following uses data from the US Bureau of the Census State and Local GovernmentFinances survey for FY 2008, the most recent year for which data is available. Thesecomparisons show Rhode Island’s expenditures on a per capita and per $1,000 of personalincome basis. One should note that eligibility levels are not directly reflected in these numbers per se. Rather, they reflect total expenditures based on a variety of factors including, but notlimited to, eligibility requirements, state demographics, personal income, and population density.
 
Between FY 1998 and FY 2008, vendor payments per $1,000 of personal income in RhodeIsland have increased from $23.66 (10
th
highest in the country) to $44.24 (2
nd
in the country).Per capita, FY 2008 vendor payments of $1,785 per capita in Rhode Island were 78.1 percenthigher than the national average and were the highest in the country.
 
If Rhode Island were to spend at the New England average (per capita), the State would havesaved $370.7 million (19.6 percent) in Vendor payments in FY 2008. If the State’s spendingmatched the region’s average per $1,000 of personal income, Rhode Island would have saved$619.8 million (32.8 percent).
 
Similarly, if Rhode Island spent at the national average, the State would have saved $827.8million on a per capita basis and $804.1 million on a per $1,000 of personal income basis.
Per CapitaPer $1kPer CapitaPer $1kPer CapitaPer $1
Rhode Island$1,785$44.24$53$1.30$2,036$50.45 NE Ave1,43529.72651.341,76136.47US Ave1,00325.40681.731,34133.99 NE Ave v. RI-$350-$14.52$12$0.04-$275-$13.98US Ave v. RI-783-18.84160.43-694-16.46
Total Expenditures
Current RI Exp.$1,888,338$1,888,338$55,583$55,583$1,057,832$1,057,832RI @ NE Ave1,517,6691,268,50168,60157,3381,862,7081,556,891RI @ US Ave 1,060,5391,084,23172,13973,7501,419,0781,450,780RI Savings @ NE Ave $370,669$619,837-$13,018-$1,755$290,850$596,667RI Savings @ US Ave 827,799804,107-16,556-18,167734,480702,778RI Savings @ NE Ave %19.6%32.8%-23.4%-3.2%13.5%27.7%RI Savings @ US Ave %43.8%42.6%-29.8%-32.7%34.1%32.6%
Source: US Bureau of the Census; Bureau of Economic Analysis; RIPEC calculations
Table 1Select FY 2008 State and Local Public Welfare Expenditures ($ thousands)
Vendor PymtsCash AssistanceTotal Public Welfare
 
 
 
Cash assistance payments have declined nationally, and in every state in New England between FY 1998 and FY 2008 on both a per $1,000 of personal income and a per capita basis, and represent the smallest portion of public welfare expenditures.
 
The Ocean State spent less on cash assistance payments relative to both national and regionalspending in FY 2008 measured on both a per capita and per $1,000 of personal income basis.
 
If Rhode Island has spent at the regional average on cash assistance payments, the State’s per capita expenditures would have been 23.4 percent higher (3.2 percent per $1,000 of personalincome). If the State spent at the national average, per capita expenditures would have been$16.5 million higher (29.8 percent) and expenditures per $1,000 of personal income wouldhave been $18.2 million higher (32.7 percent).
Per CapitaPer $1kPer CapitaPer $1kPer CapitaPer $1
 New York (1st)$1,654$34.57$108$2.25$2,277$47.60 Nevada (50th)48511.90220.5371217.48Iowa (25th)1,03328.88862.401,30236.40Massachusetts (6th)1,66733.08561.111,92038.10
Rhode Island (3rd)1,78544.24531.302,03650.45
US Ave$1,003$25.40$68$1.73$1,003$25.40 NY v. RI-$131-$9.67$55$0.95$242-$2.86 NV v. RI-1,300-32.34-31-0.77-1,324-32.97IA v. RI-752-15.36331.10-734-14.06MA v. RI-118-11.164-0.19-116-12.35US v. RI-783-18.84160.43-1,033-25.05
Total Expenditures
Current RI Exp.$1,888,338$1,888,338$55,583$55,583$2,153,558$2,153,558RI @ NY1,749,6231,475,529113,94096,0902,409,0462,031,646RI @ NV512,637507,90022,87422,662753,228746,268RI @ IA1,092,9681,232,67290,875102,4911,377,4761,553,547RI @ MA1,763,2381,412,07159,31447,5012,030,7661,626,318RI @ US1,060,5391,084,23172,13973,7501,060,5391,084,231RI Savings @ NY$138,715$412,809-$58,357-$40,507-$255,488$121,912RI Savings @ NV1,375,7011,380,43832,70932,9211,400,3301,407,290RI Savings @ IA795,370655,666-35,292-46,908776,082600,011RI Savings @ MA125,100476,267-3,7318,082122,792527,240RI Savings @ US 827,799804,107-16,556-18,1671,093,0191,069,327RI Savings @ NY %7.3%21.9%-105.0%-72.9%-11.9%5.7%RI Savings @ NV %72.9%73.1%58.8%59.2%65.0%65.3%RI Savings @ IA %42.1%34.7%-63.5%-84.4%36.0%27.9%RI Savings @ MA %6.6%25.2%-6.7%14.5%5.7%24.5%RI Savings @ US %43.8%42.6%-29.8%-32.7%50.8%49.7%
Source: US Bureau of the Census; Bureau of Economic Analysis; RIPEC calculationsRank shown is for per capita public welfare expenditures in FY 2008
Total Public Welfare
FY 2008 State and Local Public Welfare Expenditures ($ thousands)Table 2
Cash AssistanceVendor Pymts
 
 
 
Table 2 shows how Rhode Island’s expenditures would compare to four other states: NewYork, the highest spending state for total public welfare per capita; Nevada, the lowestspending state per capita; Iowa, which ranked 25
th
in the country for public welfareexpenditures per capita; and Massachusetts, which ranked 6
th
in the country per capita, and issimilarly situated to Rhode Island, which ranked 3rd.
 
Rhode Island outspent every comparison state with regard to vendor payments on both a per capita and a per $1,000 of personal income basis. Savings per capita ranged from a high of $1,375 million (72.9 percent) if the State had spent at the same level as Nevada to a low of $125.1 million (6.6 percent) if the State had spent at the same level as Massachusetts.
 
When vendor payments as a share of personal income were compared, Rhode Island’ssavings ranged from a high of $1,380.4 million (73.1 percent) if the State had spent at hesame level as Nevada to a low of $476.3 million (25.2 percent) if the State had spent atMassachusetts expenditure levels.
 
By contrast, Rhode Island spent less than every comparison state, with the exception of  Nevada, for cash assistance payments as measured on a per capita basis. When theseexpenditures were measured as a share of personal income, Massachusetts was the only other state to have lower cash assistance expenditures.

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